Wharton Furnace

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Wharton Furnace
Wharton Furnace Fayette County.jpg
Wharton Furnace, October 2013
Wharton Furnace is located in Pennsylvania
Wharton Furnace
Wharton Furnace is located in the US
Wharton Furnace
Location Wharton Furnace-Hull Road south of U.S. Route 40, southeast of Hopwood, Wharton Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°49′32″N 79°38′18″W / 39.82556°N 79.63833°W / 39.82556; -79.63833Coordinates: 39°49′32″N 79°38′18″W / 39.82556°N 79.63833°W / 39.82556; -79.63833
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1837
Architectural style Other, Iron furnace
MPS Iron and Steel Resources of Pennsylvania MPS
NRHP Reference # 91001143[1]
Added to NRHP September 6, 1991

Wharton Furnace is an historic iron furnace located at Wharton Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. It was built in 1837, and is a stone structure measuring 33 feet (10 m) wide, 31 feet (9.4 m) deep, and 31 feet (9.4 m) high. It was built as a blast furnace, placed in blast in 1839 and went out of blast by 1850. It was built by Congressman Andrew Stewart (1791-1872).[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Diane B. Reed (March 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Wharton Furnace" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-23.